- September 15, 2016
WINTER GARDEN There is a new leader for Winter Garden Little League this fall.
Matt Eidelman was voted the league’s new president last summer, replacing former president Randy Newton.
Eidelman had served on WGLL’s Board of Directors for the past year and said he felt he could do more to make the league a continued success. So he got involved.
“I decided to join the board initially because, being here for five years, I wanted to be more a part of what was going on day-to-day here,” Eidelman said.
Eidelman has coached at the league for five years. Eidelman is a husband and father of four, and two of his three sons — Max, 9, and Charlie, 8 — currently play baseball for the league. The Eidelman family moved to Winter Garden five years ago.
The duties of the board include the day-to-day operations tasks as well as goals of improving facilities, equipment and uniforms for the players. In recent years, responsibilities also have included managing growth in player population as Winter Garden and neighboring areas continue to experience a population boom.
“Our player count is constantly growing — in the spring and in the fall,” Eidelman said. “That’s a great thing. We want our numbers to continue to grow.”
The growth the league is experiencing includes challenges, as well.
“One of our big challenges right now is that, as our counts do grow, there’s even more accountability (on the board) to find great coaches and great managers,” Eidelman said.
Winter Garden Little League is currently in its fall ball season. Games for the fall season will run through mid-November.
Having been on the job for about two months now, Eidelman said he excited for what’s to come.
“I want to make sure we’re providing the very best environment for the board members all the way down to the parents and the players,” Eidelman said.
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